Department of Music

Musical Creativity and Community

We are excited by musical creativity in its own right – as performance, composition, improvisation – and in the develop of musical communities and networks. Topics of particular interest include:

  • Jazz
  • popular music in the Far East
  • 18th-century pedagogy
  • musical networks
  • contemporary performance practice
  • performance with new technologies
  • music and health


The Solfeggio Tradition

(Nicholas Baragwanath), AHRC-funded project

Pat Metheny: The ECM Years, 1976‒1984 (Mervyn Cooke) 

Tomás Luis de Victoria (d. 1611) (Esperanza Rodriguez-Garcia), Leverhulme-funded project

Extended Performance Practice (Xenia Pestova)

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD funding for UK/EU students

The University of Nottingham is the lead institution for the Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership.


Research and supervision staff

Postgraduate students

  • Philip Boast: A Phenomenological Examination of Music Performance
  • Alexandre Gagatsis: Knowing Bags: The Life and Music of Milt Jackson
  • Joseph Grech: Musical Traditions in Gozo, 1800-1900
  • Mohamad Fitri Haris: The lslamic Music lndustry in Malaysia
  • Caterina Moruzzi: Authenticity in Musical Performance


Department of Music

The University of Nottingham
Lakeside Arts Centre
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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Telephone: +44 (0)115 951 5841